Mubarak Munyagwa

Munyagwa faces jail

By Sania Babirye
Anti-corruption court chief magistrate Pamela Lamunu has threatened to issue an arrest warrant against the newly appointed chairperson of COSASE Mubarrack Munyagwa if he skips appearing in court for the last time to answer corruption charges.

He allegedly committed the said offenses in his tenure as the Kawempe division mayor.

Munyagwa was expected to appear today to take plea however only his lawyer Chrysostom Katumba showed up claiming that his client was out of the country.

This prompted state prosecutor Komuhangi Alice to ask court to issue a warrant of arrest for Munyagwa on grounds that his alleged travel documents was not authentic.

However Magistrate Lamunu has extended criminal summons to Munyagwa to appear in court without fail on 5th of April or he faces being arrested.

Prosecution states that in the month of December 2014 at Haks Investment Limited, being a Mayor Kawempe Division, Munyagwa solicited for a gratification of 100million shillings from Francis Kakumba in exchange for him to exert improper influence over Kawempe Division Urban Council to nominate Muyanja Isaac as a member of Kampala City Land Board representing Kawempe Division .

In another count , Munyagwa in the same year is also accused of receiving a gratification of 73million shillings out of the 100 million shillings he solicited.